After the failure to reach a hoped-for regional consensus on how to give Washington’s crumbling Metro system the critical support it needs, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood officially released a series of recommendations Tuesday that will set up even more rounds of debate as the clock ticks toward potential further Metro service cuts.
One of Ray LaHood’s recommendations is to install a five-member board, appointed by the governors of Maryland and Virginia and the mayor of D.C., a board which he believes should not consist of elected officials.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser met behind closed doors to discuss Metro issues — but have yet to come to a consensus on specific details.
A preliminary plan from former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be given to Virginia’s governor in the next couple of weeks.
The Council of Governments is backing 8 principles supporting dedicated Metro funding that would be stable enough to back bonds.
Former transportation secretary LaHood asked the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to decide how to address cost structure, governance and who will fund billion-dollar funding for Metro fixes.
Bridges and roads around the United States are crumbling
after decades of wear and tear, and a new strategy is needed to replenish the
funds for improvement, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says.
General Motors is moving forward with its recall of faulty ignition
switches. But amid numerous investigations and following days of congressional
testimony, many are still wondering how GM could have kept the problem hidden for
Millions of cars with safety issues
are on the road, and even up for sale.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a new partnership with airlines to train airline workers to recognize the signs of human trafficking.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he
trusts Virginia\’s transportation leaders are
the right move with the soon-to-open Beltway
Michigan drivers will test 3,000 smart cars, buses
and trucks that can talk to one another as part of
a yearlong study to gauge whether the technology
reduces injuries and fatalities.
Like the Panama Canal and other influential
projects in history, the Silver Line is a model
for big success.
After a year-long investigation, the
department\’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration has shut down three primary
companies that oversaw a broad network of
One ticket seller, nine active bus companies
13 companies already ordered to cease operation
were also a part of the operation, according to
an agency release.
Planning for the Silver Line is on the right track, says U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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